Democracy Now! television program for Monday, December 10, 2001
Payback Time? U.S. Kills Over 3,700 Afghan Civilians in Bombing, Surpassing the Currentestimates of Civilians Killed in the World Trade Center a Democracy Now! in Exile Exclusive
Richard Lloyd Parry wrote in last week’s Independent from Kama Ado, Afghanistan:
"THE VILLAGE where nothing happened is reached by a steep climb at the end of a rattling three-hour drive along astony road. Until nothing happened here, early on the morning of Saturday and again the following day, it was a largevillage with a small graveyard, but now that has been reversed. The cemetery on the hill contains 40 freshly duggraves, unmarked and identical. And the village of Kama Ado has ceased to exist.
A Rally for Mumia-Abu Jamal in Philadelphia Is Attacked; Seven People Are Arrested Andcharged with Felony Assault and Felony Riot; Three Demonstrators Are Hospitalized
On December 9th 1981, 20 years ago, journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal was driving a cab in Philadelphia when he came to theintersection of Locust and 13 Street. He says he saw a police officer beating his brother William Cook. While it isunclear what happened next, it is undisputed that both he and officer Daniel Faulkner were shot, and that Faulknerdied.
As Pentagon Denies Civilian Casualties and Mainstream U.S. Media Continues Its Blackout, Anew Hampshire Professor Releases Independent Figures in a Democracy Now! in Exile Exclusive
Actor Activist Danny Glover Speaks Out On Independent Media and Transafrica
Last week, actor and activist Danny Glover spoke at a Los Angeles fundraiser for Democracy Now in Exile. The staffhas been suspended without pay since August 14, but has continued to broadcast “The War and Peace Report” an expandedtwo hour daily radio program—on community radio stations and public access cable stations around the country. Over1,000 people attended the event to hear Glover, as well as many of the Fired and the Banned of Pacifica stations KPFKand WBAI.
A Rally for Mumia-Abu Jamal in Philadelphia Is Attacked; Seven People Are Arrested Andcharged with Felony Assault and Riot; Three Demonstrators Are Hospitalized
National Youth & Student Peace Coalition Kicks Off
Today, the National Youth & Student Peace Coalition will launch a diverse campaign against the war. They are holdinga press conference to speak out against the potentially unending “war on terror” and its effects on student andyouth, as well as the Bush administration’s moves to limit the freedoms of Muslims, Arabs, immigrants, and anyone whoappears to disagree with them. They will hold the press conference at the National Japanese American Memorial inWashington, DC.